The African Leadership Academy (ALA), has selected six students from various secondary schools in the Western Area to attend different universities in the world.
This was disclosed at the Youth Action International in which the six finalists were called upon to sit to an examination, as well as undergo a scrutiny process before finally selected to attend the academy in South Africa.
Speaking at the program, the Country Representative, Donald kalokoh, said that they sent out letters to head teachers in order to select the best students from their schools, while others saw the adverts on the internet. He further said that they will go through an examination and a one on one interview before finally sent to South Africa. He emphasized that as it will be an independent and transparent process, that is the reason why the presence of journalists was visible.
African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing future generations of African leaders. Opened in September 2008, African Leadership Academy brings together the most promising 16 -19 year-old leaders from all 54 African nations for an innovative two-year program designed to prepare each student for a life time of leadership on the continent.
Students are selected to attend the academy based on merit alone and complete a unique curriculum with a focus on leadership, Entrepreneurship and African studies. ALA graduates attend the world’s finest universities and will lead Africa towards a peaceful and prosperous future. ALA is a non-profit institution located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Before the examination started, the students were asked to introduce themselves in a unique way depicting something. Among the schools selected are the Lebanese International School, Albert Academy, Prince of Wales school, Annie Walsh Memorial School and the Government Model Secondary School respectively.
By Nancy Koroma